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Tromsø is a city in Norway. It is in Tromsø municipality and Troms og Finnmark county. Most of the city is on a small island called Tromsøya.

Tromsø is the largest city in Northern Norway, and home to the main campus of the world's northernmost university[1] - University of Tromsø

History[change | change source]

Ships, each with hundreds of tourists, came to Tromsø, already around 1850; the largest[2] tourist attraction there, was the Sami camp in Tromsdalen.

Living polar bears were being sold in Tromsø, author Cora Sandel wrote in 1904.[2]

The University of Tromsø was opened in Tromsø in 1972.

References[change | change source]

  1. About UIT UiT - The Arctic University of Norway. September 22, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Henning Howlid Wærp. "«Bæ, lang næse Nansen!»" [eat your heart out, Nansen!] (23 July 2017) Aftenposten. p. 2